I Am A Butterfly 🦋 Seasons of Change

I have a beautiful Gratitude Journal, covered in sunflowers, called “A Life Of Gratitude” by Lori Roberts.  I love it because the pages are beautiful, and they prompt me to think about life in a different way.

One of the pages talked about there being a season for everything and suggested taking a moment to reflect on what change means to you; that each time in our lives has a purpose and to think about who you are now, compared to who you were in the past.

Back in the Summer of 2011, when my youngest daughter was about to embark on secondary school, my life felt like it was changing drastically and of course it was.  I suppose it now seems silly, but my third child moving on to senior school was bringing out many different emotions in me.  I remember dropping her there for her first induction day (she did not know anyone at all) and then literally sobbing all the way home.  I could not wait to get back and collect her.  I’m sure many parents can empathise with these changes.  I had only worked part-time while the children were in Primary school, so now felt that I needed to find more work to help out at home.  I’ve never been good with change and so stress started to show in my physical body.  This started with my eyes; they slowly became itchy, red, and watery, which then flared up my eczema until my eyes and my face were a complete swollen and weepy mess.  This continued to get worse for a few weeks – I had of course sought medical advice and I was given a few different diagnoses and treatments which only served to make things worse.  It took me at least five minutes in the bath in the mornings, with a hot face cloth, to soak and unstick my eyes.  I would get up and go to the bathroom blind.  My vision was constantly blurred.  No-one was considering the underlying cause, not even me at this point.


This leads me to the fact that everything has a season, and with this condition, I felt ugly, I felt sad. The way I looked made me more stressed, and the stress led to the condition getting worse.  This was my Winter, both in season and in my soul – I wanted to hibernate, hide myself away.  Everywhere I went I wore sunglasses.  Finally, a friend suggested I go to see a Healer.  Though I had heard of Healing, I had never experienced it, but I was open to anything. I first visited Roger, a Spiritual Healer, in November of 2011 and it was the first time I felt – in fact knew for certain – that I would get better.  I would Heal.  As soon as I met him, I felt some of the worry drain away.  That first Healing was like nothing I had ever experienced before – the warmth, the energies, all served to calm me.  You cannot feel stressed when in a space of Healing, especially when using your breath to breathe deeply and consciously.  The music that was playing that evening, “Eternal” by Miriam Stockley, was so beautiful and added to the whole experience.  I still play this during Healing sessions today and even now, I am transported back to my first time sitting on that Healing stool.

It took quite a few sessions of Healing to clear up my eyes and skin, but each time, I started to look more and more like myself again.  I cried a LOT during some of these appointments, but this all served to release my anxieties.  Roger, never faltered in his belief that Healing would help me, he was kind and patient throughout.




Finally, when my eyes were wide open again and my skin was clear, I stopped going for Healing.  Spring was on the Horizon, and for me it definitely felt like the end of one thing and that something new was beginning. I honestly felt like I was emerging from a cocoon, not quite a butterfly, not that beautiful … yet – but definitely somewhere inbetween.  I found it hard to walk away from the Healing as I had embraced it so much and had so much to be grateful for.  How could I suddenly not be around this life-changing energy?  I felt renewed in a way I cannot explain, but at the same time, I felt bereft.  Healing was in my soul now, but I didn’t know what to do about it.

I had kept in touch with Roger and he said to me one day that he had a feeling I could do this – give Healing to others.  I was surprised as I hadn’t really considered becoming a Healer myself, but I went and had lunch with him and his wife, Jennie, and we chatted about all things Spiritual and Magical.

After a couple of visits, Roger said ‘OK, today you can do some Healing on me’ – I was so nervous, ridiculously so, but I did it.  A little awkwardly to be sure, but it felt good.  I worked with him for a while, building up my confidence and he introduced me to a couple of his clients, to whom we gave joint Healing.  He really did nurture me through the Healing process and I am thankful and grateful beyond words to have had this personal encouragement.

I wanted to continue with my Healing and to help others and so registered with a tutor, a beautiful and wonderful soul, Ann Coleman, with whom I gained my Accreditation to become a Healer Practitioner in Spiritual Healing.  From there I set up my little business, Sunshine Healing, and have never looked back.

Just over two years ago, I made a short promotional video and I was so nervous, I literally sweated buckets that day.  I was pleased with the result and the feedback I received was positive, but even in these last two years I can see how much self-confidence I have gained and, looking back, I feel like it was a different me that made that video.


I feel I am now in my Summer phase – I have finally emerged as a new, improved, far more confident version of me.  In the last few months, I have started to do live videos on Facebook. I NEVER thought I would be capable of this, yet I have found that I love it.  Thanks for this go to a wonderful Facebook group that I am in, and namely Marion Morley, for suggesting we all practice our Live videos within a safe space. The first time I did it, I put it off until almost midnight, then jumped nervously on and did a quick ‘hello’.

What does the future hold?  We have certainly had time to reflect in this period of ‘lock-down’ and uncertainty and I know that I want to be able to offer more Healing, to reach more people both in person and on-line.  I would like to work more with crystals and incorporate this into a Healing session.  I also have given guided meditation sessions online, both in groups and one-to-one.  I write these myself and this brings me joy. I am also in the process of recording these meditations, so will be able to offer them for sale later this year.

I love working online, I can reach out to the whole world!  I have worked with an amazing mindset coach, Brooke Bownes, who has encouraged me to move forward.  I am embracing life and I am so grateful to her for all her amazing support.  Furthermore, having experienced for myself and through my clients the power of talking before and after Healing sessions, I would like to take a course to complement this – talking therapy of some kind.  I am a great listener and get so much satisfaction and upliftment from seeing other people feel better through the power of Healing and talking.  It would be lovely to offer something different to clients.

I still work with Roger once a week (although we had a huge gap during Lockdown) and he tells me I have become a wonderful Healer – to me this is the highest compliment I can receive as it was from him that I learned not only about giving Healing, but to be absolutely passionate about it.  He has been through some health issues in the past couple of years, and I am truly thankful to have been able to help him cope like he once helped me.  As indeed, he still does help me.  Roger, who is also a talented musician, wrote and played the beautiful and perfect music that accompanies my promotional video. It makes me smile so much to realise how lucky I am.

I find I am stepping out of my comfort zone more and more and this is scary sometimes, but so exciting.  The more I do this, the more I step into my own personal power and I love that I can shine my light brightly and help other people.  I have also written some song words, which I’m hoping to incorporate into a recording with my light language or use it within the meditations (or maybe both) I’m not sure yet.


As for the season of Autumn, I feel that we all experience the shedding of layers from time to time, a period of letting go, appreciating the moments of beauty, colour, change; as we rest, allowing rejuvenation to take place, so that we may step into our true selves more and more over time, with renewed energy and life.

We are ever changing, finding new ways to grow and learn, whilst keeping our roots firmly anchored into the Earth as we do so.  Allow and observe these changes and welcome them in with open arms.

I have been on a wonderful, spiritual, Healing journey, and feel that I have finally stepped into the sunshine and spread my beautiful wings.  They are bright and vibrant, and I feel that over the coming seasons of my life, they will fly me higher and further towards my vision.  I am grateful, I am thankful, I am lucky.


Originally written – 10/4/2020 (Lockdown)

Life Altering Illnesses

💚Healing is a wonderful, safe, non-invasive complementary therapy.  I know you hear this from me constantly in my Facebook posts, but I am so passionate about what I do and how Healing can help, I can’t help but repeat it.  This mantra is particularly relevant to my clients with life-altering illnesses, as it can bring them so much relief.

💜I know from my own experience how Healing helped me: it came from the inside out.  I had to relax, let go, shed a few tears and from my first session, I felt hopeful that recovery was possible.  (You can read about my experience in the ‘about Jo’ section of my website.) At the time, I knew very little about Healing, but immediately felt a positivity and a determination that it was possible to Heal.

💛Of course, I cannot claim that Healing cures all ills, but I do know it works well alongside all treatments and conditions, and certainly has an extremely positive effect on the mind, body and soul, enabling the person receiving Healing to feel peace, release tension and most of all to relax.  Often, clients have said it kind of ‘kick-starts’ them, this is because Healing can stimulate the body’s own natural Healing ability.

🧡I have given Healing to people with many different conditions: cancer, parkinsons, polymyalgia, cluster headaches, stress and anxiety, to name a few.  Often people are, understandably, sceptical.  (To be honest, it is a sceptic that I like to sit on my Healing stool, because their reaction at the end of the session is so very satisfying!)  Please understand that a Healing session is more than just the therapy itself, it is taking that step towards self-help … talking and being heard is so important.  I do not counsel, but I am a good listener.

Clients with cancer that I have given Healing to, have responded very well.  It has helped with acceptance of their condition, brings peace and hope, and leaves them physically and mentally feeling stronger.  For example, they have not felt sickness/nausea, have not lost their hair due to harsh chemotherapy and look generally ‘well’.  One client, on being asked how he looked so well said he had a ‘secret weapon’ meaning the Healing! This is not to say that everyone will respond in the same way, I am merely trying to give an example of how Healing helps.

💚I have a client who suffers with cluster headaches, debilitating pain that cannot be explained.  His clusters are episodic, once or twice a year for 6-8 weeks at a time, but for some people, they can become chronic, meaning the headaches occur every day.  To get relief, he has to breathe oxygen until the pain subsides, sometimes for up to 20 minutes. In between cluster attacks, you can be affected by what’s known as the ‘grey ghost’ which literally feels like a dark cloud of depression hanging over your head.  It is this that Healing helps with.  My client says that without the Healing, he would find it hard to deal with this side of the condition – Healing lifts his mood and banishes the ‘ghost’, leaving him feeling ‘normal’ and able to go about his normal life.

💗One lovely young lady, Sally, has a condition called CRMO: Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis. Sally has kindly written a ‘guest blog’ on how Healing has helped her.  She has also written at length about her recent rehabilitative stay in hospital to help manage her condition – please find a link to Sally’s blog below, which is a very interesting and moving read:

Here are her thoughts on Healing:

“As someone with a chronic illness; trying out every possible cure/treatment there is to help with the pain, is a very common process. I have tried cutting out certain foods, hemp extract, meditation, acupuncture etc. Some of these have helped me, while others have not. Yet these have benefited thousands of other people, so really it is all down to trial and experimenting for each individual. 
A therapy that I first started having when I was about 13 was healing, thanks to the brilliant Joanne Anderson. I wasn’t really aware of what healing was before Joanne introduced me to it, and, as with everything else I had tried, I was sceptical; however, I was struggling significantly with the stress of school and the pain at that time was really difficult. Therefore, almost every Thursday I would travel to her house and have a healing session.
 It was without a doubt one of the best things I decided to try, and over the next two to three years, I had these healing sessions and during difficult school days, I was so thankful for this. As someone who isn’t religious, spiritual etc. I would 100% tell anyone to give this a give this a go with an open mind no matter who you are, and if it doesn’t benefit you at least you tried.
I would sit down on a stool, and Jo would play a CD, “Eternal” by Miriam Stockley, (a breathtakingly beautiful artist and singer), while a glow from the candles and gorgeous scented incense would fill the room. It is difficult to describe the feeling of calm and relaxation that I would feel – it would remove all the stress and the unbearable inflammatory heat and ache from my body. At least for the rest of the evening I would leave calm and with a few extra spoons to finish that tiring week.  
Joanne is one of the most beautiful people with a kind heart – professional and excellent at her job but most importantly, she cares about her customers; she truly cares about Healing.”
I truly hope this has been of interest and given a better understanding of how Healing can help.  I am blessed and thankful every single day to be able to bring this relaxation and peace of mind to so many people.  If you have any thoughts or any questions at all, I’ll be happy to help.
Jo x




Absent Healing

💚 Clients are often surprised when I tell them that I send Absent Healing to them ❤️ This is really important to me to keep that person present in my thoughts until I see them again 💛 When I meditate I will send out love and Healing thoughts to you 💜 Absent or Distant Healing can be very effective, and from experience can sometimes be felt by the recipient 💙 I am lucky enough to receive Absent Healing on a weekly basis from my Healing friend and if I am awake I will feel the energy around me 💚 And if I am asleep, I will sleep very soundly ❤️ Jo 🌻

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How I feel after giving Healing

How I feel after giving Healing

💚 Recently, I was asked how I feel after giving someone Healing 💛 I feel extremely peaceful 🦋 As I stand with my hands on your shoulders whilst closing down at the end of a Healing, I am usually conscious of a wonderful energy that emanates around us both 💜 Also I feel a complete stillness, as when I meditate 💚 What’s amazing is that often at the beginning of a Healing a client’s energy can feel unsettled for various reasons, so to feel the difference in their being afterwards is truly wonderful ❤️ I am also asked whether Healing tires me and the answer is no, or at least it shouldn’t if you look after yourself 🦋 I always protect myself, and make sure that I am grounded afterwards 💜

Jo 🌻